The table below looks at the statistics for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Drools
UK
Rank 585 559 577
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +18
Contract jobs citing Drools 17 68 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.13% 0.095%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.46% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 55 29
Median daily rate £425 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £592 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £409
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13979 14840 14022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.23% 28.54% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9757 10205 9249
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 248 193
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.95 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Drools as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Drools
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 10 £455 +1.11% 5
Edinburgh -9 7 £400 +6.66% 2
Scotland -11 7 £400 -3.03% 4
South East +22 5 £455 -13.33% 1
Surrey +6 3 £600 +14.28%
Camberley -4 3 £600 +14.28%
Milton Keynes - 2 £453 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £453 -
London +2 1 £450 - 4
Suffolk - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £455 -
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Drools also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Drools.

1 44 (89.80%) Java
2 24 (48.98%) SOA
2 24 (48.98%) Oracle
2 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (44.90%) Maven
4 20 (40.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 19 (38.78%) Spring
6 18 (36.73%) JBoss
7 17 (34.69%) Relational Database
8 16 (32.65%) Hibernate
8 16 (32.65%) JPA
9 15 (30.61%) XML
9 15 (30.61%) Eclipse
9 15 (30.61%) AngularJS
10 14 (28.57%) JMS
10 14 (28.57%) Web Services
10 14 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (26.53%) TDD
11 13 (26.53%) HTML
12 12 (24.49%) JUnit
12 12 (24.49%) SQL
12 12 (24.49%) jBPM
12 12 (24.49%) Jenkins
13 11 (22.45%) Scrum
13 11 (22.45%) Finance
13 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
13 11 (22.45%) Java EE
13 11 (22.45%) Red Hat
14 10 (20.41%) SOAP
14 10 (20.41%) OO

Drools
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (40.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 18 (36.73%) JBoss
3 10 (20.41%) Apache Spark
4 9 (18.37%) Apache
4 9 (18.37%) Apache Solr
5 7 (14.29%) Confluence
6 6 (12.24%) Apache Pig
6 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.04%) Mule
7 1 (2.04%) Mule ESB
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (2.04%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (6.12%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) Relational Database
2 9 (18.37%) Big Data
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle Database
3 6 (12.24%) Apache Hive
3 6 (12.24%) Hadoop
3 6 (12.24%) HBase
4 5 (10.20%) MySQL
4 5 (10.20%) NoSQL
4 5 (10.20%) RDBMS
5 4 (8.16%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (8.16%) Data Lake
5 4 (8.16%) Flink
5 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
5 4 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
6 2 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.08%) Pentaho
7 1 (2.04%) MarkLogic
7 1 (2.04%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 22 (44.90%) Maven
2 15 (30.61%) Eclipse
3 12 (24.49%) Jenkins
3 12 (24.49%) JUnit
4 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
5 8 (16.33%) JIRA
6 7 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 7 (14.29%) Subversion
7 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
8 5 (10.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (10.20%) Selenium
8 5 (10.20%) WebDriver
9 3 (6.12%) ANTLR
10 2 (4.08%) Ant
10 2 (4.08%) Checkstyle
10 2 (4.08%) IntelliJ
10 2 (4.08%) XMLUnit
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Automotive
3 3 (6.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (65.31%) Developer
2 22 (44.90%) Java Developer
3 11 (22.45%) Senior Developer
4 8 (16.33%) Architect
5 7 (14.29%) Software Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Lead Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (10.20%) Developer in Test
7 5 (10.20%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (8.16%) Big Data Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Data Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Java Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Lead Java Developer
9 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 3 (6.12%) XML Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Database Developer
10 2 (4.08%) HTML Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Manager
10 2 (4.08%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.78%) Spring
2 16 (32.65%) Hibernate
2 16 (32.65%) JPA
3 15 (30.61%) AngularJS
3 15 (30.61%) XML
4 14 (28.57%) JMS
4 14 (28.57%) Web Services
5 13 (26.53%) HTML
6 12 (24.49%) jBPM
7 11 (22.45%) Java EE
8 10 (20.41%) REST
8 10 (20.41%) SOAP
8 10 (20.41%) XSD
9 9 (18.37%) Apache Camel
9 9 (18.37%) HTML5
9 9 (18.37%) XSLT
10 6 (12.24%) JSF
10 6 (12.24%) RichFaces
11 5 (10.20%) JSON
11 5 (10.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Derivative
3 1 (2.04%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (48.98%) SOA
2 14 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (26.53%) TDD
4 11 (22.45%) Scrum
5 10 (20.41%) BPMN
5 10 (20.41%) Mentoring
5 10 (20.41%) OO
6 9 (18.37%) Coaching
6 9 (18.37%) Open Source
7 8 (16.33%) Use Case
8 7 (14.29%) MVC
8 7 (14.29%) UML
9 6 (12.24%) BDD
9 6 (12.24%) MapReduce
9 6 (12.24%) Wireframes
10 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.20%) Logical Data Model
10 5 (10.20%) SDLC
10 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (89.80%) Java
2 12 (24.49%) SQL
3 8 (16.33%) Python
3 8 (16.33%) Scala
4 7 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 5 (10.20%) XPath
6 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.12%) XQuery
7 2 (4.08%) R
7 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 5 (10.20%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Oracle
2 11 (22.45%) Red Hat
3 6 (12.24%) Cloudera
4 5 (10.20%) Atlassian
4 5 (10.20%) hybris
5 4 (8.16%) Databricks
5 4 (8.16%) Hortonworks
6 3 (6.12%) TIBCO
7 2 (4.08%) Informatica
7 2 (4.08%) Solace
7 2 (4.08%) Sybase
8 1 (2.04%) Microsoft